SCEA: Third parties not required to release PSP games through PSN

Friday, 16th October 2009 16:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SCEA has said that third party games are not required to be released via digital format.

Quite a few games released post PSPgo launch hit shelves on UMD and have yet to land on PSN. Because each lacks a digital version, Go users cannot play the titles. This is something that is all in the hands of the publisher, according to Sony.

“It’s up to individual third parties to decide if and when to publish their UMD releases on PSN,” SCEA’s Eric Lempel told Joystiq. “Most, if not all, are on board, as this is a revenue opportunity for them.”

Wile some companies, like Namco, do not have plans for upcoming games to be released digitally, in the past Sony has required all PS3 games to include Trophies – so it may decide to eventually do the same for Go users.

However, at this time, there are no plans to force the issue.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    Well then Sony may need to get on them for it. I would get a PSPGo if they had the Square titles but if they don’t release them I will only be going with the older version.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. rrod360lol

    “Quiet a few games”

    *Quite* maybe ? :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    LOL! Yeah, they are quiet games. Quietly refusing to be released digitally. Damn dyslexia. :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Kaufer

    I don’t think Sony is any position to enforce anything in regards to PSP. I suspect maintaining a PSN copy has some added cost for devs. Alienating developers with new rules will only abate the support it has now.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Well then SOny shot themselves in the foot. MS atleast has that down.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Syrok

    “MS atleast has that down.”

    How so? Do they have a portable platform that comes in two variation (one that can play disk-based games and one that can’t)? :p

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    What I meant is that with the features that are released with the 360 MS enforces the developers to have achievements, allow chat, etc. Where Sony allows the developers do whatever it effects them not being able to have Cross game chat, not have the full library of games that older PSPs has.

    Its like they are dragging their feet this entire console race this gen. COntinue to make faulty decisions based on their PS2 era. Sony dunno if you got the memo but we are on the Ps3 and you are number 3…

    #7 5 years ago

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